Luzerne County PA primary ballot party swap to be investigated

Gateway PunditDominion Voting Systems blamed “human error” for voting machines mislabeling Luzerne County Republican ballots in last week’s primary.

Republican ballots were mislabeled as Democrat ones on electronic screen at polling locations.

But Dominion says it wasn’t their fault.

Conservative TreehouseOfficials in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, have unanimously approved the district attorney to investigate the recent primary election after on-screen ballots mislabeled Republican ballots as Democrat candidates.

This absolutely should be investigated for possible criminal election fraud, but it does strike me as more of a human error -- someone forgetting to make the right edit, and sloppy quality control failing to catch it. (Technically, the county has admitted they do no quality control at all on what they get back from Dominion, which is insanely stupid and thus perfectly believable by politicians).

That said, it's also possible this is an unintended side effect of someone trying to do shenanigans and failing to do them well. And should absolutely force a do-over of the election regardless of what the investigation finds.

It will be interesting if the investigation does turn up any kind of deliberate tampering. I'm also curious if there is any kind of civil or criminal penalty for election negligence.

As the New Hampshire audit found with the folding ballot issue, it doesn't take much to cause election problems that are subtly directed at one party or the other.

This entry was published Sat Jun 26 23:32:03 CDT 2021 by TriggerFinger and last updated 2021-06-26 23:32:03.0. [Tweet]

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